Items Tagged with 'spacecraft manufacturing'


Crane Lifts Spacecraft to New Heights

On Sept. 18, 2013, the unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft was launched into orbit for the first time. Shortly thereafter, it reached and docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

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Lockheed to Add 500 Jobs in Colorado

LITTLETON, CO—Lockheed Martin is pledging to create as many as 500 new high-paying aerospace jobs here over eight years in exchange for up to $15.5 million in state job-growth tax incentives.

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NASA Completes 170-Foot-Tall Welding Machine

WASHINGTON—NASA’s new Vertical Assembly Center, a 170-foot-high machine that will be used to assemble elements of the agency’s Space Launch System, is ready to weld parts for the rocket that will send humans to an asteroid and Mars.

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Satellite Assembly Plant Opens in SoCal

EL SEGUNDO, CA—Millennium Space Systems has opened a new 70,000-square-foot headquarters and assembly plant here. The factory can produce more than 40 satellites simultaneously.

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New Additive Manufacturing Process Could Create New Materials for Spacecraft

ROLLA, MO—Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are running computer simulations of additive manufacturing processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for spacecraft.

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High-Tech Manufacturer Expands in California

SAN DIEGO—Space Micro, a manufacturer of radiation-hardened electronic products for spacecraft and military applications, has expanded its assembly plant here, doubling the size of its clean room and environmental qualification testing space.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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